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Griffith University Medical School Graduate Entry


KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative of Griffith University in Australia. Canadian applications to Griffith University’s Graduate Entry Doctor of Medicine program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


Griffith University Doctor of Medicine Overview

The Griffith University Doctor of Medicine program is a four year graduate entry program. This is an extended Masters program. The program focuses on four major themes: Doctor and Patient; Knowledge of Health and Illness; Doctor and Health in the Community and Doctor and Law, Ethics and Professional Practice.

This is the medical student’s first step on the road to becoming a doctor. Through a combination of problem-based learning, small group practical and clinical skills sessions and considerable online support Griffith University MD students will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern. The MD program is designed to graduate doctors who have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine, and who are caring and competent.

The Griffith University Doctor of Medicine program has an emphasis on communication skills and teaches the art and science of medicine in its wider social and ethical context. The Griffith MD incorporates extensive clinical placements in off-campus healthcare facilities ranging from rural settings through to the Gold Coast University Hospital. Strategies are provided to promote lifelong learning, resourcefulness in seeking information and the ability to adapt to new technologies, ensuring a successful postgraduate career in any discipline area.

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the Doctor of Medicine demonstrates Griffith’s commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In the Griffith Doctor of Medicine program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking unpaid placements at various locations. This will increase from an average of one hour per week over a maximum of 42 weeks in Years 1 and 2 of the MD to an average of 30 hours per week over a maximum of 46 weeks in Years 3 and 4 of the MD. Placements may be at a community organization, general practice or hospital each week of your degree and may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

Griffith Medical School

Griffith Medical School at the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is poised to become an Australian health heartland with Griffith University at its centre.

A unique Health and Knowledge Precinct has developed around Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus, with the opening of the $150 million Griffith Health Centre and the $1.76 billion Gold Coast University Hospital. The co-location of Griffith University and the Gold Coast University Hospital and their new state-of-the-art facilities significantly extends the range of health and medical services on the Gold Coast — facilities that create an ideal hands-on environment for the clinical training of doctors, nurses and future health professionals

The new Health Centre operates in tandem with the new 750-bed University Hospital, creating a health hub with a dedicated focus on study, research and medical employment.

Medical facilities of the highest order, the most up-to-date knowledge and unique opportunities for collaboration make this one of the most exciting developments in Australia.

The $150 million Health Centre represents Griffith University’s largest investment in a single building in its 40-year history.

All Griffith Health programs on the Gold Coast are together on the one campus with the schools of medicine, dentistry and oral health, and psychology now located under the one roof. The delivery of anatomy, social work, and nutrition and dietetics programs from the Health Centre further enhances our interdisciplinary focus, where teams of students from different areas in health work together to solve problems while learning about challenging healthcare issues.

Health students at the centre also gain hands-on experience with the delivery of clinical services to the general public such as dental care, physiotherapy, and psychology. The centre is also now a focal point for medical research, providing an ideal laboratory backdrop for staff from our Griffith Health Institute to continue and extend ground-breaking clinical trials

Entry requirements

  • GPA of 65% but a much higher GPA would be needed to be competitive – completed masters or PhD automatically meets GPA requirement
  • Accept applications from all degree backgrounds
  • MCAT results for 2017 intake minimum 123 in each section
  • Interview via Skype

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

The Medical Board of Australia will recognize graduates of this award from the end of 2014. The graduate entry medical program at Griffith University is accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

In Canada, provincial and territorial medical regulatory authorities have the responsibility to confer licences to physicians. The Medical Council of Canada plays an important role in the assessment of potential physicians in Canada. This assessment includes national qualifying examinations and satisfactory completion of acceptable postgraduate training. It is the responsibility of the medical school graduate to contact the provincial body for regulations and requirements.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Doctor of Medicine
Length of Program:4 years
Prerequisites:see below
Interview:Required for Griffith Medical School
Applications Open:March
Application Deadline:29 September 2016
Number of Seats Available:25
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences / School of Medicine